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Genesis 103, June 2016
DOSSIER: Excellent body Introduction Manuel Schotté, p. 3 “Mountaineering is something more than a sport”. The Ethics of Alpinism in Victorian England Delphine Moraldo, p. 7 The invention of the ‘best French workers’ competition (1920-1930) Stéphane Lembré, p. 29 Georges Carpentier, birth of a sport...
Power, control and resistance within worker co-operatives : an ethnography of a co-operative factory
My study focuses on questions of power, control and resistance within worker co-operatives. In a first part, I analyse a situation involving interactions between representatives of the co-operative movement so as to show the role played by critique in their understanding of their pluralistic environ...
West African Migrations to Italy: An Anthropological Analysis of Ghanaian and Senegalese Politics of Mobility in Emilia Romagna
In this article we combine a mobility perspective with a biographical approach to explore the Italian experience of Ghanaian and Senegalese migration emphasising expectations, obstacles and practices in contexts of uncertainty and precariousness. First, we provide readers with an historical backgrou...
The Utopian Body in Film. Transparency, Reversibility, Hybridity
The utopian body in film, under discussion in this thesis, does not refer to an object of thought borrowed from Michel Foucault and applied to some dematerialised or extraordinary bodies on the screen, but to a heuristic tool for considering the historical and aesthetic modalities through which the...
The Oceania stand
Ousmane Bakary, Exil and Culture. Ethnic genocide, fractures, deuil and identity reconstruction
This book takes up a doctoral thesis in anthropology supported at Laval University on this crucial issue: how do people forced to exile as a result of violent experience such as war or genocide succeed in carrying out their work of bereaving and rebuilding identity in their host society? Forced into...
Announcement: Support of Kyung-mi KIM’s thesis, Friday 22 June
Bonday, I am pleased to invite you to support my doctoral thesis in ethnology and social anthropology: The construction of the identity category “woman married to a foreigner” in South Korean society: from its emergence to the birth of the World-KIMWA Federation (1945-2006) Support will take place o...
Log or Linear? Distinct Intuitions of the Number Scale in Western and Amazonian Indigene Cultures
International audience The mapping of numbers onto space is fundamental to measurement and to mathematics. Is this mapping a cultural invention, or a universal intuition shared by all humans regardless of culture and education? We probed number-space mappings in the Mundurucu, an Amazonian indigene...
Reclassifying the front of the sea in Lorient: governance and dual social transaction processes
Aspirations and Hope Distribution in the Emigration of Maghrebi Europeans in Montreal
peer reviewed The article addresses contemporary forms of European emigration more specifically of Belgian and French ‘second-generation’ migrant youngsters of Maghrebi background leaving Europe for Montreal (Canada). Building on an ethnographic field research conducted in France, Belgium and Montre...
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8. On physics and physiology
In Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy, written in the 1940s but about the distant future, he describes a device that plays a recording of a 3D moving image with sound. The display device is a glass cube, in which the viewer sees a human figure talking—something like a talking head on television, but...
What the Flesh Carries. A Sociological Approach to the Emergence of Face Transplant
How has the face become an organ, object of donation and transplantation? Starting from thisquestioning, this thesis invests the environment of those who have carried facial transplantprojects, and those who have debated about them, during the years 2000 and 2010 in Franceand the United Kingdom. It...
Free like the other?
this article looks at various conceptions and experiences of freedom that manifest themselves around the teaching of African dance in Europe, namely the Senegalese dance SABAR. While African dances are frequently promoted as a vector of self-‘liberation’, linked to exotifying stereotypes about Afric...
Changes, surpassing oneself, achievement and competition between narrative topics in motives about companies and work
International audience This paper is inscribed in a long-term research about social representations of work, of the management and of companies in different spheres or institutions discourses such as education, corporate communication, television (TV series such as entertainment programs), art and,...
A development and processing power in Uruguay. Proposal for creation within the framework of Territoriesnet.org, the European Union, the Mercosur Parliament and the University of the Republic: The case of Minas, Lavalleja
Is it possible to steer the concepts of development and transformation to a wide range of different sizes, with the aim and goal of developing and transforming our societies and social groups, our territories and places at local, sub-regional and regional levels? If this row can be built, is it poss...
Playing with Frameworks: Scam and Quarrel in Videogames
International audience Playing with Frameworks: Scam and Quarrel in Videogames Abstract This investigation characterizes the framing operations, as described by Goffman, in order to accurately document the scams suffered during commercial exchanges of virtual objects within an online game. The chall...
Privately-owned buildings, re-housing, what next steps ? Professionnals and inhabitants involved in an urban renewal operation
Since 2003, more than 400 popular districts categorized as sensitive urban zones and 4 million inhabitants have become part of a program initiated by the Framework Act on Town Planning and Urban Renewal (so-called “Borloo law”). In order to achieve district transformation and social diversity, the p...
Every Space is a Narcotic Space
Lake-level changes and hominin occupations in the arid Turkana Basin during volcanic closure of the Omo River outflows to the Indian Ocean – Response to comments by Schuster and Nutz, Quaternary Research 92(2), pp. 598–600
Martha Nussbaum’s approach to the multicultural challenges of the western liberal societies
At the confluence of rawlsian political liberalism and neoaristotelician anthropology, Martha Nussbaum’s captivity approach provides a theoretical framework for responding to multicultural tensions. This article is a detailed analysis of Nussbaum’s response to these challenges, which purports to uni...
Interests of the variability of the human bone loss in the estimation of the age in forensic anthropology
The study carried out concerned to the determination of the age from investigations on the human alveolar bone loss. The lack of reliability of the tie epithelial as indicator of age and the absence of correlation of the transparency of the dentin on whole or cut teeth demonstrated the interest of a...
Colloquium "How can we be socio-anthropologist today? — Socio-anthropology: a critical look at the Western myth of technical progress’
The ‘3th Grenoble socio-anthropology meetings’, organised by the laboratory emc2-Laboratoire de Sociology de Grenoble under the leadership of Florent Gaudez, had this year’s guest of honour Alain Gras, founder of the Centre for Studies, Techniques, Knowledge and Practice (cetcopra — Paris 1 — Panthé...
Copy objects of the art/history relationship In 2014, a group of Berlin activists, ‘No Humboldt 21’, published a series of posters to denounce or highlight certain aspects of the conflict history of collections intended to take place in the Humboldt Forum on the Island at Museum. A brass head of the...
Values and materiality
If social life is guided by a variety of values, sometimes conflicting, they become visible in the things that people produce, exchange and collect. How is the diversity of values diminished in the heterogeneity of the subject matter in order to give it a social consistency? How does the materiality...